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Dolores Bradley Wayland
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1931
Death: Sep. 15, 2008

Dolores B. Wayland of Stanley passed away at her home after a siege with cancer.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1931, in Stanley, and was a daughter of the late Ervin and Linda Painter Bradley.

Mrs. Wayland taught 36 years at Norman, Stanley and Page County High Schools in the Page County School System. She held a B.A. and a M.A. from James Madison College.

On Feb. 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to John David Wayland, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Darlene W. Dickerson of Shenandoah, Va., and Deborah W. Snellings of Stanley, Va., along with sons-in-law, Larry F. Dickerson and Burrous H. Snellings. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Sarah Beth D. Taylor of New Market, Holly R. Dickerson of Shenandoah, Kathryn A. Dickerson of Staunton, Amy S. Bell of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jason A. Snellings of Hawaii. Surviving also are seven great-grandchildren.

Nancy B. Turner of Stanley is the sole surviving sister.

Mrs. Wayland was well known as a local artist who specialized in china painting, oil, and water colors. She began painting in 1966 with Ruth Woodruff in Luray. She also studied with nationally known porcelain artists Gladys Galloway and Joyce Taylor. For 20 years she painted with LaMyrle High, a Luray artist.

In the 1980s, she expanded her interest with oils under the instruction of Bernice McKay of Woodstock, Va. and has painted close to 60 works. She had a print made of her painting of a 1950 scene of "Our Town" Stanley, a copy of which hangs in the William "Bill" Kibler Community Library in Stanley, Va. Gary Saylor, a renowned local artist, remarked, "I've admired her great talent and treasure my collection of her work. It's been a huge inspiration in my life."

She served on the board of the local Alzheimer's Association and was a co-facilitator of the Harrisonburg Alzheimer's Support Group chapter and helped form the Luray Support Group chapter, where she served as a volunteer for 12 years. Mrs. Wayland also served as assistant clerk for the Alma Primitive Baptist Church.

She was an avid doll collector, antique collector, as well as a gardener who tended a garden of over 500 day lilies, 200 irises, peonies, as well as an assortment of other flowers.

Family night well be Wednesday at Bradley Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. with the funeral at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Elder Ernest M. Long, Elder James Painter, Doug Gochenour and Ben Gray officiating. Interment will be at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Alma Primitive Baptist Church, Hospice, or the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department.

Warren Sentinel - (Sep/16/2008) 
Family links: 
  Ervin Austin Bradley (1909 - 1976)
  Linda Virginia Painter Bradley (1911 - 1980)
  John David Wayland (1926 - 1990)*
  Dolores Bradley Wayland (1931 - 2008)
  Nancy Loretta Bradley Turner (1939 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Beahms Chapel Cemetery
Page County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Feb 08, 2010
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